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Moon phase on 30 May 2068 Wednesday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2068 | May 2068

New Moon phase
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Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

New Moon

New Moon is the lunar phase on . Surface of the Moon disc is not illuminated. The 1 day young Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 31 May 2068 at 04:03 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.

Moon is entering ♊ Gemini

Moon is passing first ∠1° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1898" and ∠1892".

Strawberry Moon after 16 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2068 after 16 days on 15 June 2068 at 17:00.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 31 May 2068 at 04:03
  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 7 June 2068 at 22:20
  • Full Moon in Sagittarius ♐ on 15 June 2068 at 17:00
  • Last Quarter in Aries ♈ on 22 June 2068 at 12:25

Spring tide

There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.

New lunation 845 / 1798

At 18:07 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 845 of Meeus index or 1798 from Brown series.


Synodic month length 29.41 days

29 days, 9 hours and 56 minutes is the length of new lunation 845. It is 1 hour and 12 minutes shorter than next lunation 846 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 48 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 21 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠39.5°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠39.5°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠66°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).

Moon after perigee

4 days after point of perigee on 26 May 2068 at 09:16 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 8 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 7 June 2068 at 22:05 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 377 597 km

Moon is 377 597 km (234 628 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 8 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 221 km (251 171 mi).

Moon in descending node

Moon is in descending node in ♉ Taurus at 13:21 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet ascending node on 13 June 2068 at 23:06 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Draconic month

12 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the middle to the last part of it.

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Moon before northern standstill

11 days after previous South standstill on 18 May 2068 at 20:10 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-21.444°. Next day the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠21.451° in the next northern standstill on 31 May 2068 at 17:47 in ♊ Gemini.

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Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy

The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.

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